When in need of a strong towing vehicle, a truck will usually be your first choice. Modern pickup trucks are made with high quality materials that allow trucks to last for a long time. Many of those trucks are made by Ram who are one of the country’s top truck manufacturers. If you are looking for a great truck for towing capabilities, then it is worth looking into the 2018 Ram 2500 towing capacity.
History of the Ram 2500
The first Ram 2500 was manufactured in 1993, back when Dodge was still producing Ram trucks. This was the second generation of Ram trucks that lasted until 2002. While two manufacturing plants were making trucks in Warren, MI and St. Louis, MO, the two biggest plants were being operated in Mexico.
The third generation of Ram 2500 trucks were introduced in 2003 and ended production in 2009. The Dodge Ram 2500 came in a myriad of models including 4, 5, and 6-speed transmissions.
The fourth generation ran from 2010 through 2019. The fifth and latest version of the Ram 2500 was introduced in 2020 and is currently in production.
How Much Can The 2018 Ram 2500 Tow?
As the best selling version of the Ram 2500 in recent years, we wanted to inform our readers on the pros and cons of the 2018 model. As one of Ram’s upgraded trucks, the 2500 is a larger and more powerful version of the Ram 1500.
As the larger Ram truck model, the Ram 2500 can tow more than other models. The 2018 Ram 2500 towing capacity is between 9,900 lbs and 12,850 lbs. If you are looking to tow even more then you will need an upgraded engine. The 2018 Ram 2500 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 Engine can tow up to 19,800 lbs – and extra 7,000 pounds.
With this level of towing capacity the 2018 Ram 2500 can carry quite the load. The standard model can tow nearly 13,000 lbs which is equivalent to a large boat or multiple off-road vehicles.
If you happen to have the Ram 2500 with the upgraded engine, then your towing capacity is much higher. With the ability to tow nearly 20,000 lbs, the 2018 Ram 2500 can tow construction equipment or even a fifth wheel trailer.